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Aug 20, 2013 6:30am EDT
going on inside the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: a rare press release from the vice president's office overnight, about the health of the vice president's son, beau biden. his symptoms can be considered serious because of family medical history. he's had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and his father had an aneurysm at age 45. this morning, the vice president's office says the younger biden is undergoing tests at an undisclosed hospital in houston. his famous father by his side. >> he's the father i've always known, the grandfather my children love and adore. >> reporter: the 44-year-old is more than just the vice president's son. the attorney general of his home state of delaware. and an iraq war veteran. he's seen as a rising star in the democratic party. mentioned as a future governor or to one day fill his father's old senate seat. >
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 9:00am EDT
certain, martha packed up her belongings and brought her children here. the plan was to get on a bus that would take them the thousand kilometers to south sudan where she was born. she says she thought she would be here a week. that was three years ago. she is still here waiting for that bus along with thousands of others. >> translator: we have no food. i earn about $0.50 a day doing domestic work. i'm waiting for anything to take me back. a truck, a bahs. i would even go by plane. >> reporter: when south sudan gained independence, thousands of refugees lost their citizenship rights and jobs. they were expected to leave. at first the governments of sudan and south sudan supported the cost of transport, but then the money ran out. since the money ran out, those lost in the queue have been stranded here. the terrible conditions they have been living in, have been made worse in the recent flooding, but the help they really want is for the money to 2r5 travel south. >> reporter: in the meantime south sudan has closed the roads. so now they will have to go by plane. the estimated cost fo
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